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Business Analytics (Master of Commerce)


The name of this specialisation has changed from Quantitative Business Analysis to Business Analytics for students commencing study from 2015.

Note. Pre-2015 continuing students will be able to complete all the units listed for the Business Analytics specialisation under their Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation - see Information for pre-2015 continuing students for details.

The Business Analytics specialisation enables students to master the tools of quantitative analysis and apply them in a business setting. This involves building models of business problems and analysing business data. In today's business environment, there are often great amounts of data available, but few people with the skills to realise its profit potential. This specialisation provides opportunities to apply sophisticated analytical approaches in many different functional areas, such as in accounting, marketing, finance and operations.

Why study this specialisation?

Requirements for the specialisation

The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce from 2015. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2015 continuing students.

To be awarded a specialisation in Business Analytics, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:

(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:

(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units:

Note: Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, QBUS6320 cannot be used to count towards both a Project Management and Business Analytics specialisation.

Information for pre-2015 continuing students

Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce before 2015 complete their Quantitative Business Analysis specialisationaccording to the information set out in the following downloadable PDFs which lists the 2012-2014 and 2011 structures. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.

Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in the old Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the Major in Business Decision Sciences as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.

Availability of this specialisation

This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Commerce or the Graduate Certificate in Commerce may choose units from this specialisation subject area as electives in their course.